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Apr 16, 2013 2:05am PDT
>> this is a tax -- what is it? this is a tax drink. >> it's an apple martini apparently. why -- it's from the grant grill at the u.s. grant hotel in san diego. >> that's good. each one of these drinks costs $4.15 and it's the 15th of april to celebrate tax day. >> that will make you forget that it's tax day. that's for sure. >> if you -- last night there's a broadway show that premiered called "motown." >> "motown, the musical." >> if you like motown music, it's like being at a concert. it's like you are watching -- >> over 50 motown great songs in it. not full length of course. but it's unbelievable. i think 56 or so. >> we went last night. started at 6:00. >> there's the supremes. you've got the temptations. >> it's going so fast. there's diana ross. >> marvin gaye. >> oh, my gosh. it's a party. it's a party. and by the way, a lot of people came to the party last night. we went on the red carpet, me and you, the happy couple. >> yeah. holding hands, people are starting to talk. >> we're getting a little worried. there's diana ross. berry gordy. and berry gordy's sons. from
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Apr 16, 2013 7:00am EDT
. yesterday was tax day for everyone in this country but here in boston it was patriots day which commemorates the battles of lexington and concord, the start of the u.s. revolutionary war. big day not only for the country but boston. >> what was supposed to be a celebration turned out differently. let's go back to new york and savannah. >> matt on monday evening president obama spoke about this tragedy offering his thoughts and prayers to the city and vowing justice to those involved. i happened to sit down with him shortly before these explosions and we talked about a number of things in the headlines. we began with the gun legislation before congress that many say is now hanging by a thread. >> i think we've got a good chance of seeing it pass if members of congress are listening to the american people so let's just take the example of background checks. 90% of americans think that we should make it tougher for criminals or people with serious mental illnesses to obtain a gun, and so the notion that congress would defy the overwhelming instinct of the american people after what we saw happe
NBC
Apr 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
cigarette tax in the country, as of late last ye, 28 states banned smoking in all general workplaces, public places, including bars and restaurants. so this essentially would raise the age if it goes through to the same age where you can buy booze so booze a cigarettes in the same category. >> you wonder if that will backfire make mor kidshe same with alcohol wan to try i because you have to be 21 to have access to it. >> i don't know. >> i tnk it's a great idea. >> i do, too. >> there needs to be some tougher legislation. >> the good news is that new york smoking rateor teens in new york city is at like 8.5%, which is far less than the state average and the national average, but it's been stagnating. it had been dropping and now it's stagnating. i don't see anything wrong with it. >> this continues the long decline of smoking in america some numbers that stunned me t wasn't until 1998 that smoking was banned aboard all u.s. domestic flights under six hours. >> i remember we were talking about how it doesn't seem like it was that long ago, i remember taking a flight to eur
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Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
average price dropped 11 cents over the last two weeks. >>> the senate could allow states to tax internet purchases adding $11 billion to state coffers and wall street gets back to work after the dow's worst weekly decline since june. back to you. >> mary, thanks. >>> in great britain, the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton appeared in public on sunday with her pregnancy more evident than ever. she stood in for queen elizabeth at a review of scouts while the queen celebrated her 87th birthday in private. the duchess and prince william are expecting the first child this summer. for those who are on royal baby bump watch -- if you have been living under a rock, did you know. >> when you said her name i perked up and i wanted to see bump. >> she looks beautiful. >> certainly does. >> mr. roker has more on the midwest flooding an the local forecast. >> not a lot of good news for friends in the midwest and winter won't let go. we have a funnel system. behind it a lot of cold air and snow for the upper midwest and the plains. ahead of it, a lot of wet weather. we are looking from she
NBC
Apr 16, 2013 2:05am EDT
from studio 1a in rockefelleplaza. >>> all righty, how dare we call tax day monday fun-day. but it is. it's april 15th. glad you're with us, hope you had a wonderful weekend. a very happy birthday to my sister mish. >> oh, today's her birthday? >> it's her birthday today. >> oh, my god. >> who knew? there's my beautiful sister mish. >> so tax day is her birthday? >> yes. >> that is not a great day. >> and i have a friend named michael redmond, it's his birthday too. since you brought him up, i'll wish him well on the northern coast of -- where is he? washington state, i forget. >> did you do your taxes? >> i think so. somebody did. frank said we did. yes. >> i always get panicky around this time. because i got an email -- >> because all your stuff is at the bottom of your purse. you need to give it to somebody long before now. >> you know what i do have? under the bed is a big tupperware where i just dump everything in there and slide it under the bed. >> with the body of jimmy hoffa, which has been there for a long time too. >> but he just e-mailed me and said urgent on the top -- >>
NBC
Apr 16, 2013 4:00am PDT
irs is telling boston area taxpayers, boston only, don't worry if you missed the tax filing deadline last night. they'll give extensions, and they plan to talk more about how that will be done later today. richard? >> traci potts, thank you so much. >>> people at the scene of the explosions are speaking about what they saw. one witness saying he could feel the explosions from his feet to his chest. a photographer on the scene shared his story with our own brian williams. he was just half a block away when he heard the first explosion. >> it was one of the craziest scenes i've ever scene. everyone was rushing. no one knew what to do. most of the people were running away. you know, the ems was running towards the scene. nobody knew what to do or what was happening. everyone was just in fear. >> this is like a bomb explosion that we hear about in the news in baghdad or israel or some other tragic place in the world. >> it went off and me and him -- we're rooting on our friend and like oh, yeah. and then it was, like, boom! both of us, we've been to afghanistan. you expect that there. i
NBC
Apr 16, 2013 4:30am EDT
to people in the boston area the irs is telling them don't worry if you missed the tax deadline if you're in the boston area. they will get an extension and the irs plans to make an announcement. >> good infmation to have. thanks. >>> nervous investors will be looking for fallout over the bombings and keeping an eye on the investigation in boston. stocks posted their biggest one day drop the year on monday and the selloff continued overseas this morning. weak economic data out of china sparked monday's fall and later bombings in boston drove up investors fears. >>> expect to see police and military presence ramped up at travel hubs in major cities across the country. in boston the governor said the city is open but will not be business as usual. >>> thanks to marathon runners who ran straight to the city's hospitals to donate blood massachusetts general met all of its blood needs for yesterday but encouraging more donations beginning at 7:30 this morning. >> announcer: "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil. >> coming up after the break what can authorities do to keep th
NBC
Apr 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
of billions of dollars in sales tax. a final senate vote could come by the end of the week. a campaign to raise funds to cover medical expenses for boston bombing victims and now double amputee jeff baumann has received an overwhelming response. nearly $620,000 has been raised in just six days. >>> finally, it's one thing to knowingly throw your money away in vegas, but get this. a recent audit found taxicab drivers overcharging tourists by taking them on the scenic route to and from the airport to the tune of $15 million last year. i may have been on one of those. >>> straight ahead, meet the members of the s.w.a.t. team that desended on the 19-year-old bombing suspect while he lay in that boat not knowing if he was armed or if the boat was boony trapped next. >>> the officers who arrested accused terrorist dzhokhar tsarnaev say the whole ordeal has not sunk in yet. the manhunt for tsarnaev culminated in a showdown in the backyard of a watertown home where he was hiding in a covered boat. with the help of powerful infrared surveillance images, that happened, as you might reme
NBC
Apr 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
may vote today on a bill to let states collect sales tax on all online purchases. though ebay ceo has reportedly been recruiting users to rally against the measure. >>> and gas prices could drop another 20 cents by memorial day. it's due to falling oil prices and continued weak energy demand. good news for drivers looking to hit the road. richard? >> we will take that. thank you so much. >>> here are other stories we're keeping an eye on for you. if you're traveling by air today, allow a little more time. it's the first weekday with a 10% slash to the nation's air traffic controller work force. the furloughs went into place last night as part of the so-called sequester. delays were mostly nonexistent on sunday except for waits of up to an hour in and around new york and los angeles. but the real test begins today. the furloughs will last through september and are expected to save about $200 million. >>> the u.s. is on the offense when it comes to china and cybersecurity. "the wall street journal" reporting the obama administration is considering several aggressive options to confr
NBC
Apr 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
prices visit pandemonium aviaries.org. >>> we investigate how the tax refund could be reduced if you don't have health insurance. >> you think about it, health insurance and nobody's favorite topic and taxes and nobody's favorite topic, and we are putting them together. >>> a merging of the world, and find out who is criticizing the irs about not getting the word out of enforcements of the health care law. >> announcer: you are watching " "today in the bay." >>> well, everybody's heard about it and lots of uninsured workers are likely looking forward to it, but did you know that the affordable health care law also known as obama care is coming with a catch if you don't have it. the tax man will be playing a role in enforcing the law. you might be surprised at the panel tis, if you are not playing by the rules. few people outside of lawyers and accountants know about it, but the irs is charged with playing enforcer for president obama's new health care law. if you are not insured, it will impact your tax return beginning with the tax year 2014 and beyond. >> today's decision was a vic
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2013 11:00pm EDT
10 years. brewster the nation's fiscal cut that tax loopholes that take a fair and balanced approach. at the same time the budget incorporates elements to speaker by last december. they make the difficult choices to find common ground. consistent with that offer come in the budget includes being the president would not put forward such as means testing command that a character in a related premiums and the more accurate the less generous measure of inflation. it includes proposals only so they come together around a complete and comprehensive package to shrink the deficit by $1.8 trillion over 10 years and are meant the fiscal uncertainty that hampers economic growth and job creation. this remark does not represent the starting point for negotiation. represent tagamet savings and additional roadrunners for those of the. the two cannot be separated and were not separated last december when we were close to a bipartisan agreement. this budget provides achievable solutions to fiscal problems, the crucial a solution desired, we have to do more than focus on deficit and debt. the signific
NBC
Apr 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
his support. >>> a lot of fear and uncertainty and doubt about the new proposed internet tax. we will sort through the actual facts for you coming up. >>> they are not just for breakfast anymore. pop tarts for dessert. we will tell you about the new sweet treat being tested out at a fast food restaurant right here in california. come and get it. >>> come and get this. look at the sunrise over the south bay. warm temperatures as well. you'll feel it as you head out the door. a lot more ahead. 6:09. 1k enough about the book, i want to hear about your date. well, he showed up in a van. [ women ] oh-awww. [ voices in background ] [ female announcer ] swapportunity. the opportunity to swap a higher calorie snack for a delicious 90 calorie yoplait light. ♪ sorry... about your date, the details of your date. [ female announcer ] just one swap a day helps keep the calories away. yoplait. it is so good. (alarm clock buzzer) ♪ (announcer) friskies. now serving breakfast. >>> welcome back. take a live look outside. i like the top that shows the sunrise, the bottom, not so fun. a look at
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Apr 17, 2013 11:00pm EDT
would be people point to kennedy in reducing taxes and actually growing the economy as well as reducing unemployment as well as increasing i think revenue actually increased and he cut rates so i would probably say kennedy. i think kennedy captured the american imagination somewhat. i think falsely sometimes because the media gave him a pass and nowadays i don't think that would happen to either side but i guess i would say kennedy. >> you spoke at howard university last week. do you plan on doing any more outrage and if so what will you do next? >> about three days later i spoke to simmons college which is a historically black college. i thought my receptionist howard was much better than the reception by the left-wing media. i didn't appreciate your reception at howard i think was very fair. i never met curt schmoke before but i was the fan. i've told them i remember back when he was mayor writing about him trying to decriminalize penalties for nonviolent crime which i have always been a supporter of and so i enjoyed meeting curt schmoke. we have the bill on mandatory minimum
NBC
Apr 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
sales tax on all online purchases. that will give local governments in as much as $11 billion in additional revenues they are owed. until now, the rule has been as long as the retailer didn't have a physical presence in the state where the consumer was shopping, the company didn't have to collect sales tax. ebay is fighting back. they are e-mailing users to recruit them to lobby against the senate bill. scott? >>> 5:13. jon and laura, over the weekend, i had a chance to host the tech challenge awards where kids create an invention to solve a problem. it is very involved. this year, more than 3500 kids participated. here is me handed out awards at the elementary school level. scott budman did the same for junior high. this year, girls teams made up 49% of the entries. >> that's fantastic. >> it is. we do something with eastside high school district as well, their science fair. it is more than 50%. girls in stem is an important issue. it is working. we are winning. girls are winning. we are all winning. >> all right. >> love it. >> exactly. cool. >> all those smart kids out there g
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2013 10:00am EDT
i would argue the tax code is probably not the place to do that the most effective way. host: let's go to york, pennsylvania, republican line. i had agood morning, relatively personal question for you. i see you are a keen observer of the oil industry considering the fact that fsil fuels are not all leave feeling our cars but giving a desolation to the environment, do you believe man will develop environmentally sound modes of transportation out of sheer will to be accountable as inhabitants of earth? host: i will give you the last comment. guest: that's a good question. there are multiple ways of thinking about this. some would argue that the government should support certain industries and drive that an ovation. others argue that should be a market-based mechanism whereby the most effective solution to some of these problems will be achieved when we are indeed in dire need of them and there is the financial and economic incentive to do so. i'm not sure where i come down on that. host: anthony costello, we appreciate you joining us today. guest: thank you for having me. that host:
CSPAN
Apr 15, 2013 8:00pm EDT
expenses. when that happens, you'll see employers make that decision. they will not want the tax, the penalty, and the interest liability that goes along with a tax violation. that's a clear piece, it's not a piece of policy being discussed by these people because they are not serious about solving this problem in the way rule of law people would be. e-verify won't be enforced adequately to be effective. it could be passed, i think it could be passed as a condition but next one is, finish the border fence. we have that language in place now. we passed a 700-mile border fence language, actually 854 miles and that's because the border is crooked in some 40 es and we've got about miles of effective fence system of follow through on the existing law we have, is my recommendation. we don't have to have a new law to build a fence. build the fence, secure the border, then come back and tell us you have actually accomplished that. let's watch this thing with drones and see if that's taken place. we know from the last drone report the border patrol even drone assisted were not interdicting hal
CSPAN
Apr 23, 2013 6:00am EDT
yesterday's senate debate on a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. >>> several live events to tell you about today. the senate judiciary committee hears from homeland security secretary janet napolitano about immigration policy. that's on c-span at 9:30 a.m. eastern. on c-span3 at 10 eastern, the head of the consumer financial protection bureau, richard cordray, presents the bureau's semiannual report to the senate banking committee. also on c-span3 a senate judiciary subcommittee looks into constitutional and statutory authority for drone strikes and targeted killings. that's at 4 p.m. eastern. >>> one of the problems when the judges are appointing the public defenders is then the public defender's job is reliant on their approval. and judges are judged, um, on their efficiency often; how fast do they process cases, how quickly do they get through the docket? so they're going to want a public defender that goes along and gets along, that does their bidding. and that's a real challenge. and in new orleans for a long time, the system was also that on
CSPAN
Apr 23, 2013 1:00am EDT
the fact that policy is our means, and they are not ends. we think we were for the court taxes or spending restraint, but those are policies we advocate. they're not what we're really for. what we're for are the good things that these policies will yield to the american people. what we're really for is the kind of society that those policies would allow the american people to create -- together. there is one idea too often missing from our public debate, it is that idea, together. in the last few years we conservatives seem to have abandoned words like together, compassion, and community, as if they're only possible meanings were as some sort of secret code for stateism. collective action does not only or even usually mean government action. conservatives cannot surrender the idea of community to the left when it is the vitality of our committees upon which our entire philosophy ultimately depends. nor can we allow one politician's occasional conflation of compassion and bigger government to discourage us from emphasizing the moral code of our world view. conservatism ultimately i
NBC
Apr 24, 2013 5:00am PDT
loan to fisker says it was a waste of american tax dollars, and the government's willingness to give fisker a loan led private invest investors to think that the company was a safe bet. >>> south bay's apple posted its first reduction in profit in a decade on tuesday afternoon. that's kind of the bad news over here. tim cook wants you to look over here at the big dividends. apple shares rose on news that the company would increase payout to shareholders, news we long predicted. apple said it would accelerate its stock buy back as well. fewer shares outstanding mean each share is worth more, a way of upping the share price. that worked just fine. >>> broader markets this morning and turn to jackie deangelis live at cnbc headquarters. good morning, jackie. >> good morning, scott. futures higher after stocks rose for a third day yesterday. the dow posting a gain on 15 straight tuesdays. that is the first time that that has happened since 1927. now, this all came despite a few minutes of panic midday when a fake tweet from the associated press caused markets to plunge briefly before reco
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2013 11:00pm EDT
getting a blue card. you would be vetted and have to pay taxes, a fine, et. cetera. no major criminal activity. you get your blue card. then so you to work another five years dependent upon the number of dais a year. then you get a green card. the h2a program which exists only 74,000 workers this past year will cease to exist within a two-year period. it would be replaced by two visa programs. chuck spelled them out. a contract program, which replaces h2a. and an at-will portable visa program. they are both three years. there's a cap on both of 112,000 a year for the first five years. the total 300,000 plus and the secretary of agricultural in the future sets the cap. the wage rate, which is the adverse wage rate is phased out and replaced by this new methodology within soon -- i think it's a year after the effective date of passage of this bill. it's not been easy to put together. i appreciate senator grassley's comments. but i want him and others to know that we tried to figure what you were aiming at and compensate in terms of making the kinds of changes that would have a
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2013 7:30am EDT
single best tax dollar spent by american tax dollar is the brainpower, the patriotism, the dedication, the service, and results that come through people whose names they never know. staffers. almost every one of you in this room could be doing something else making a whole lot of money. so many of you graduate at the top of your class, so many of you. i remember feeling so conscious. i stopped hiring rhodes scholars after chitosan and i realize how inadequate i was. [laughter] but all kidding aside think of the application we did. people who work for us and with us. so it's appropriate, it's appropriate, because there's no way this place could function without incredible staff. and you know, nancy is right, people are going to come in the room and five years from now they will say than five, who was he? and it will be a staffer who will tell them who he was. no, it will. will tell them who he was. and why this room is named after him. because what is this democracy except one big conversation, constantly rubbing up against one conversation against another. to generate some kind of con
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Apr 19, 2013 10:30pm EDT
lot that is president obama observed in the extension of the payroll tax cut, $80 per month as significant for most families. ghost was groceries, rent, gasoline. grant of lawful status further increases the influx of illegal immigrants. further forcing out low skilled the wage the pressing and employment levels of those americans. leadsition to that, that to more americans depending on the government. that the for the federal government, due deliberation be given to the effect of that grant on the wage and employment levels of low skilled americans because the evidence before the commission is that grant of said status is not without substantial cost to the american worker. thank you. >> as of all witnesses, a full statement will remain part of the record. the president of the american action forum. good to have the year. please go ahead. >> thank you chairman. it is a privilege to be here today i submitted a written statement for the record. let me briefly make three points. the immigration reform bill before you as many aspects. there are important security considerations, e
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Apr 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
. indeed, i made the point of reading the section on taxes -- texas, and what is contained there very much is what i have heard from farmers and ranchers throughout the state. agriculture is critical to my state, as it is to her state, and i suspect the state of every member in this committee. i think all of us would like to see a bill that fixes the broken immigration system. and i would suggest -- and my view, the strategy that will be effective to pass a bill is to focus where there is a wide bipartisan agreement. that is how we will actually get a bill passed. and in my judgment, there are two broad areas where there it is bipartisan agreement right now. number one, i think there is bipartisan agreement that we've got to get serious about securing the border. that we need to increase manpower, that we need to increase technology, that we need to fix the problem. in a post 9/11 world i think it does not make sense we do not know the criminal history in the background of those coming in, and i think there is wide agreement that we should fix that, including the problem of visa overstays.
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Apr 18, 2013 6:00am EDT
people point to kennedy reducing taxes have actually growing the economy as well as reducing unemployment, as well as, you know, increasing i think reverend actually increased even though he cut rates. so i would probably say kennedy. i think kennedy also captured the american imagination somewhat. i think falsely sometimes though because the media gave him a pass. nowadays i don't think that would happen. on either side. but i guess i would say kennedy among the once since i've been living. >> senator, you spoke at the university last week. how do you think your message was received there? do you plan on doing any more outreach like that? if so, what would you do differently? >> about three days late i spoke to simmons college which is historically a black college in louisville. i thought my reception at howard was much better than the left wing media. so if you're here from the left wing media, i didn't appreciate your recession. by howard i think was very fair. i had never met kurt schmoke before but i've always been a fan of kurt schmoke. i told that i could remember back
NBC
Apr 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
people that don't have insurance under the new federal tax care act. this comes at tax time. steven saw a little wrinkle in the new health care law that involves the irs and you. the man who oversees the irs says the agency now needs to do a better job at getting the word out. the law is known as the affordable care act. you have probably heard of that. few people outside of lawyers and accountants and the offices actually know it will penalize many people who do not have health care insurance by docking their tax refunds. that, says the man who oversees the irs, presents a problem. he says the agency has not publicized this penalty as much as it should. >> many americans do not realize the extent that the internal revenue service will be involved in the implementation of the affordable care act. >> the irs would not comment on the inspector general's criticism. they are getting ready to place enforcements in this new law. president obama asking congress for $440 million to help the irs get ready to oversee this part of the health care law. coming up tonight, steven stock breaking d
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Apr 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
survey wants to know 80%, they lower government spending. higher taxes hasn't hurt their sales. profits are higher. this isn't translating into new jobs. only 22% of the companies say they have added workers in the past three months. back to you. >>> we are checking in with rob mayeda in for christina. bringing good weather with you. >> celebrating earth day. focusing on the sun. >> it is going to be warming up fast by lunchtime. i think what you'll find, around noon, temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. maybe some 90s on the map as early as 3:00 this afternoon. right now, 50s outside. you might be able to get away without worrying about a thick coat. temperatures will be warming quickly as you go through the morning. you notice the lack of a strong sea breeze. no fog, coastal clouds, not much in the way of ocean air-conditioning. some of the places you will want to check out, if you are going to head out to the coast, 72, pacifica. 73, half moon bay. on the south bayside of things, heading down highway 17, should see low 80s around santa cruz as we continue to see warm temperatures ev
NBC
Apr 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
attack. the irs is giving boston taxpayers an extension to file their tax returns. they will announce more details about that later today. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. morning. not a bad start on this tuesday morning weather-wise. we have cloud cover but no precipitation. 53 degrees in pikesville. the school day forecast, maybe a light jacket this morning. we expect a high temperature near 71 with partly cloudy skies. >> good morning. still a busy start on 95 out of the northeast. we have an accident involving a tractor-trailer. it is having a southbound impact on 895 and 95 southbound. the right lane is closed southbound 95 at the split along with the left lane of 895 southbound. ofis impacting traffic south white marsh down to the accident scene. 26 miles per hour on average. this is a live camera in the white marsh area. accident in towson on york road. northbound 295 at powder mill road, we still have the right lane closed. a disabled vehicle on eastbound 50 is now gone. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> 6:22. the nba play
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2013 11:00pm EDT
tax on u.s. imports that's one way to push our trade back into balance that doesn't involve risks of crony capitalism, that doesn't involve risks to the government micromanaging the economy. if you say okay which is going to have a flat tariff of 10% or 20% or 30% whatever it takes to get to a zero trade deficit that doesn't introduce a lot of corruption or a lot of dangers bad policymaking because it's a very simple policy. it's just determined by an arithmetical formula and there's no opportunity for anybody to play games. one of the good things about it if you have a flat tariff, is if you had a 30% tariff on imported goods that's not enough to relocate the production of t-shirts that united states because cost is too great. it's great to relocate things like silicon wafer fabrication so would tend to relocate back to the u.s. high value capital-intensive skill intensive industries which is of course what we want to do. those are the industries that are high-quality -- high-quality into she wants to have and those are the industries that don't want to lose. i point that out just t
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Apr 18, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. every one of those had to be eat late taxed. the congress imposed a more onerous, more restrict it from a comma rules that on my ability to move money from ppa to ppa. i have small pdas with not a lot of money but for whatever reason decided there needed to be more over the national intelligence program. the effect of the fy 13 of her rations that did help us in that it allowed us to move money around civic and that the money into the path we are committed to by virtue of the fact were five men in before we got a bill. sowo ba dister t it. a cab structure, did allow new start,t also frommocountschss here was what many at the endf the day and of course the of sequestration was doubled because we had to take it in seven months. iraq i was. ealistic impact. >> that is helpful because it provides more of a context of things we might be able to do. again, we have a macro issue of sequestration can watch everyone recognizes it's in packs on your programs. but i stand legislative authorization not on this committee that the intelligence that could have the skinny flexibility, give you the abil
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Apr 15, 2013 11:00pm EDT
do there taxes, apropos to say that today. it goes directly into the ems without advertising. we completed that whole peace this year in january, without advertising it we have 500 claims. and because directly in, never turns into paper and allows us to immediately start working and today we don't have 3 percent in paper anymore, we have 3 percent electronic. we have 14 percent of our paper already converted to electrons just this january the 28. i have more than 116,000 electronic claims now, electronic folders that we did not have before. this week will have another six regional offices on the new system. >> mr. secretary, the va backlog reduction plan shows that in order to eliminate the backlog by 2015 the va will need to decide over 1 million claims this year. but the va is projecting in the budget submission that it will decide 335,000 fewer claims in 2013 and 2014. so can the va reached 2 million claims in 2015? that would be an 92% increase in productivity over the 2012 level . >> i am sorry. i don't exactly know your numbers, but i'm happy to take them and go look at the
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Apr 19, 2013 8:00pm EDT
of thousands of blacks without jobs. it translates to hundreds of thousands who can't pay taxes, and support their families on their own time. the evidence also indicated that in addition to employment levels, illegal immigration drove down wage levels. studies by the federal reserve bank of atlanta, for example, showed that illegal immigration was attributable to the nearly $960 per year decrease in wage levels of documented georgians. in leisure and hospitality industries, it was $1520. for doctors and lawyers, and may not be a lot. , $80esident obama observed per month is significant for most families. it goes towards groceries, rent, gasoline. recent history shows that grant of lawful status further increases the influx of illegal immigrants, forcing out unskilled laborers and thereby depressing the wage and employment levels of those americans. in addition to that, that leads to more americans, depending on the government for subsistence. before thece commission is that grant of status is not without substantial cost to the american worker. thank you. as with all witnesses, the
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. get the back taxes. let's get to get them in the light of day so they are e andcted from abus an exploitation. we have high tech workers that don't come here but go to other countries and compete with us. we need people from ranchers to derek to farmers. i don't think this bill goes far enough. i would like to see more, but this is progress. >> your statement mentions several examples of how terrorist disadvantage of our system. even mention how awesome terrorists have applied and received asylum. you mentioned the bill would allow people will have filed a frivolous asylum applications benefits under the legalization system. do you know how many people fall into that category and how does the bill before us make the current system weaker? >> i do outlined in my written testimony a number of pages of terrorists who have taken advantage of asylum. we have most notably the case just a few weeks ago of the syrian national who had been years since 9/11 who was known to help and support materially the 9/11 hijackers who was also affiliated deeply with our anwar al-aulaqi. his asylum an
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is much an inflow ofl see immigrants paying taxes up front that will fund retirees' and will eventually qualify for benefits. they are the issue. that is a question about social security reform. i think we do need is a security reform. >> i thank you for your work. i appreciate both of you being here today. senator.you very much senator schumer? >> thank you, senator feinstein. i thank you both of you for your great work on agriculture. i also want to see -- i also want to thank chairman leahy for having this hearing. it has been amazing and those of us in our little group cannot support him enough -- cannot thank him enough for supporting our bill. 90% ofi get started, what is in his bill is in our bill. overall it is very positive. >> thank you. i would like to really look that over. >> i will. the bill i to would like to ask that all of us do not jump to conclusions regarding the events in boston. we will try to complete those events with this legislation. we are a safer country when law- enforcement knows who is here, has their fingerprints, photos, conduct background che
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her boys are not to blame for the blast? >>> plus, a push to put sales tax all over the internet. we'll tell you how it will affect you coming up. >>> we're watching sunshine all over the bay area this morning off to a sunny start in san jose. could be nearing records later this afternoon. your forecast is coming up. >> sunny and slowing for the east shore freeway. while that is not unusual, we do have an unexpected crash south 880 as you are headed down through hayward. we'll bring you that coming up. enough about the book, i want to hear about your date. well, he showed up in a van. [ women ] oh-awww. [ voices in background ] [ female announcer ] swapportunity. the opportunity to swap a higher calorie snack for a delicious 90 calorie yoplait light. ♪ sorry... about your date, the details of your date. [ female announcer ] just one swap a day helps keep the calories away. yoplait. it is so good. >>> people here are very resilient. you have to go forward. >> boston strong, the new rally cry as the city tries to regroup and heal one week to the day after two bombs ripped through
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have done it, they do not pay tax. you have to pay tax. and the employer would pay the tax. a ford are did not pay because it will not be here -- foreigner does not pay because they will not be here long. but we did not have the employer pay either. if the employer hires you, you will have to pay 15 percent more. why would anyone hire american when you can hire foreigners and pay them 15% less? with high unemployment, is the sticking point for a lot of people. a lot of little things like that within our immigration system that should be tweaked and never are. >> having immigrants and america can be very valuable to our economy. >> immigrants create jobs, create businesses, pay taxes. even those that are of -- not documented, it will pay a wide range of taxes. >> your testimony was that immigration actually saved new york, stimulation of the economy. can you briefly describe how that worked? >> i cannot speak with authority on any place outside of the five boroughs of new york city. i can tell you we think we have roughly 500,000 undocumented. but they have a very low crime rate because
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allow states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for internet purchases. states right now can only acquire an online sales tax if they have a physical presence in the state. ebay is claiming it will hurt small business and opposing the bill >>> new information from the blogger that posted the first pictures of the shootout between the police and boston bombers. >> these pictures from andrew kitzenberg, you will remember. you will recall he had the one photo of the bullet hole in his office calendar. he has published all of his photographs and given each one some narration explaining what was happening on the website. most interesting in the photograph is where the older tsarnaev pulls one of the pressure cooker bombs out of the car and throws it toward police. here is a picture of the bomb. we had not realized how far police were. these are the two brothers here and the bomb on the ground. kitzenberg says they were nearly a football field away. when tsarnaev tossed that bomb, it acted more like a smoke screen than an effective weapon. >>> let's
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permits or business tax certificates will be issued for pot dispensaries for the next 45 days. city officials say this will give them time to try to come up with a process of how to properly regulate those dispensaries. >> got to regulate your own temperature today. it was so warm the past couple of days. you'll feel the cooldown. rob mayeda is in for christina. >> pleasant start to the morning in san jose. coming up over the hills to the east, relatively clear skies in san jose. not everywhere around the bay area this morning. low clouds closer to san francisco over toward oakland. 40s and low 50s outside. cooler in livermore in the north bay as we have lost those north wind winds. the story the next few days will be the low cloud cover for the morning, peeling back toward the coast. san francisco down the coastline, mostly sunny skies n inland. late evening, the clouds fill in once again. very likely this time tomorrow morning, san jose will not see much sun. livermore and fairfield, low clouds surging inland and cooling down even more than today. 60s inland. towards lunchtime, wa
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bring about significant economic gains in terms of growth, earnings, tax revenues and jobs. it is time to set fear aside and deal with an issue that is affecting the entire nation. and doing nothing is no longer acceptable. americans deserve a modernize immigration system. individuals our citizens in every way except on paper asked for a roadmap to citizenship. and in the words of my good friend, who testified in front of this very committee, what do you want to do with me? what do you want to do with us? with dignity and face i surrender my talents, my passion, my life. i ask you to give me my family and the 11 million of us an opportunity to fully integrate and achieve our american dreams. thank you. >> thank you, ms. pacheco. and welcome. ms. murguia, to you. welcome, please proceed. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you to chairman leahy and ranking member grassley, and all the members of the committee for the opportunity to appear before you all today. i want to thank the bipartisan group of senators who worked to find common ground and a commonsense solution on this very dif
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can't raise income taxes at least high enough to cash that level of spending but it can't be done. indisputable that that is our number one problem in terms of the budget. we hear talk about the budget today. i just wanted to get your thoughts on that. the white house has proposal in the budget that as i read would reduce that growth from about 110% over the next 10 years to about 100%, but it's 104% because it also assumes a permanent medicare doc fix and also does include a 90 billion a canceled sequestration cuts to medicare which would further decrease health savings. so it's somewhere more than 104% increase in spending rather than 110%. no structural reforms. the question is what the trustees having told us medicare trust fund is insolvent in 2024, again with everyone who's looked at this thing our number one driver in all this is medicare. and once again th mire funding trigger ha'teen ignored so no proposal from the administration even though it's required by law. my question is, what do you suggest in terms of dealing with this problem, which everyone now acknowledges how
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